GMDS dehydrates GDP-Man to GDP-DHDMan

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Homo sapiens
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The de novo synthesis pathway for GDP-L-fucose is a two step pathway starting from GDP-mannose. In the first step, GDP-mannose (GDP-Man) is dehydrated to GDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-alpha-D-mannose (GDP-DHDMan) by GDP-mannose 4,6 dehydratase (GMDS) (Sullivan et al. 1998, Ohyama et al. 1998). Fucosylation is one of the most important oligosaccharide modifications in cancer and inflammation. Defects in GMDS are involved in the progression of colorectal cancer (Nakayama et al. 2013).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
23922970 Mutation of GDP-mannose-4,6-dehydratase in colorectal cancer metastasis

Nakayama, K, Moriwaki, K, Imai, T, Shinzaki, S, Kamada, Y, Murata, K, Miyoshi, E

PLoS ONE 2013
9603974 Molecular cloning and expression of GDP-D-mannose-4,6-dehydratase, a key enzyme for fucose metabolism defective in Lec13 cells

Ohyama, C, Smith, PL, Angata, K, Fukuda, MN, Lowe, JB, Fukuda, M

J. Biol. Chem. 1998
9525924 Molecular cloning of human GDP-mannose 4,6-dehydratase and reconstitution of GDP-fucose biosynthesis in vitro

Sullivan, FX, Kumar, R, Kriz, R, Stahl, M, Xu, GY, Rouse, J, Chang, XJ, Boodhoo, A, Potvin, B, Cumming, DA

J. Biol. Chem. 1998
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GDP-mannose 4,6-dehydratase activity of GMDS [cytosol]
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